MILLIKIN UNIVERSITY invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track Assistant Professor of Music–Trumpet. Completed doctorate required. Documented history of exceptional professional activity in trumpet performance (e.g., chamber music, solo, orchestral, jazz); evidence of successful teaching; and ability to attract and retain trumpet students is essential. The candidate should demonstrate emerging national visibility as a performer and/or educator appropriate to rank. Primary responsibilities include: teaching applied trumpet (classical & jazz) teaching related chamber ensembles and directing Jazz Band 2 with eventual consideration to direct Jazz Band 1 and assume the responsibilities of Coordinator of Jazz Studies.  Other responsibilities commensurate with qualifications. Expectations include engaging in recruitment and retention initiatives; performing in the Millikin-Decatur Symphony Orchestra and Faculty Jazz Sextet; university service in the form of faculty governance; and involvement with the campus community. Candidates demonstrating commitment to academic advising, entrepreneurship, and community outreach will receive strong consideration. Position begins August 2021.


Millikin University School of Music has been NASM accredited since 1934, with a vibrant community of 50 faculty and 200 students, offering Bachelor of Music degrees in Performance, Music Education, Commercial Music, and Music Business, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music. The School of Music’s curriculum embraces the interdisciplinarity of diverse musical and academic experiences.  The School of Music is designated as an “All Steinway School.” A Millikin education is characterized by Performance Learning — a unique approach to learning that challenges students to engage with third party stakeholders in the performance of their academic discipline. Students apply their learning to professional experiences both in Decatur and around the world. Millikin University’s mission is to deliver on the promise of education, preparing students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and a personal life of meaning and value.


To receive full consideration, please submit 1) letter of application, 2) statement of teaching philosophy, 3) curriculum vitae, 4) names and contact information of at least three professional references, 5) a video recording of recent performances (as link). Candidates should be prepared to submit additional materials upon request. 


Review of applications will begin Jaunuary 4, 2021 and continue until position is filled.  Offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Millikin University is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Millikin offers a competitive salary and full benefit package.